OFAS is in constant pursuit to provide our customers with complete automation. Our robots, conveyors & sorting systems help our customers automate their shop floor processes. OFAS Engineering Informatics takes it a step further to automate data acquisition from the shop floor for the management to monitor production line, operating stations & other processes.
Our expertise with manufacturing, deploying & servicing automation systems has given us an in-depth knowledge into machine language programming, PLC, operating activities & machine interfaces. Leveraging on this experience, the Engineering Informatics team can automate data acquisition, monitor & control the shop floor.
Our e-business solution suite offers not only the integration of the shop floor with the front office existing system, we can also provide a complete suite of business solutions to do enterprise resource planning or manufacturing resource planning.
To be competitive in today´s global economy, manufacturers must tightly manage every step in the plant process.
Shop Floor Control & Monitoring
Manufacturers today face a challenge to make well-informed decisions based on the fragmented view of plant operations they garner from traditional, stand-alone manufacturing systems. To act effectively, manufacturers need visibility into the entire plant floor operations.
They need data that is online, available in real time, and in a format that can be readily understood & applied to real business problems. With OFAS e-business solutions, companies can integrate their shop floor with the front office.
Integrated Warehouse Management System (IWMS)
Thru integration of the shop floor with the front office system via IWMS, all employees get access to the same set of accurate inventory data on a real-time basis.
Sales staff get access to online data so customers can be provided with accurate information. Company management get visibility of warehouse operations & important company decisions can be based on accurate data. The efficiency of the total supply chain is also improved by working more closely with supply chain partners.
Workflow Analysis & Simulation
The OFAS Engineering Informatics team also provides consulting services based on comprehensive analysis by sophisticated computer simulation tools. These tools offer modeling of material handling systems, definitions of parameters & availability of an underlying language to define various scheduling & sequencing proposals. Statistical analyses are also provided.
Presently, in most manufacturing sectors, facility design is done on an iterative procedure where multiple layouts are generated before a complete design is obtained. Production schedules, variation in product mixes, availability of material handling equipment & random breakdowns can create varying loads on the system. Optimally, material flow should be analysed by simulation to take this variability into account.